HERON LAKE, Minn. (Feb. 24) – The Redline Racing Parts North Star Series returns for a third season, with 10 dates at five different tracks in Minnesota.
IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are in action each night of the tour.
Series events will be Saturdays, April 26 and Sept. 27 at Jackson Speedway; Fridays, May 9 and July 4 at Fairmont Raceway; Sundays, June 1 and July 20 at Redwood Speedway in Redwood Falls; Fridays, June 13 and Aug. 1 at Murray County Speedway in Slayton; and Saturdays, June 14 and Aug. 9 at Arlington Raceway.
Series title sponsor Redline Racing Parts provides the $6,500 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in point standings for each division.
The Modified champion gets $600 of that division’s $2,500 fund, the Stock Car champion $500 of a $1,500 fund, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod champions both $400 of $1,000 funds and the Sport Compact champion $150 of a $500 fund.
Point standings will be based on the best eight of 10 events. All series outings will count toward the first 55-race limit for national and regional points.
Each track determines the number of laps for qualifying and feature races, time limits, order of events and purse. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State, special series and track points will be awarded each night.
Series champions earn bonus points applicable toward IMCA national and regional point standings. Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod point leaders also are eligible to qualify for their respective race of champions events during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s in September.
2013 series champions were Brandon Beckendorf, Modifieds; Jim Larson, Stock Cars; Chris Isaacson, Hobby Stocks; Matt Looft, Northern SportMods; and Nate Coopman, Sport Compacts.
“We could not have asked for more successful tours each of the last two years,” said IMCA Director of Track Relations Jim Stannard. “More than 300 different drivers competed in one or more North Star events in 2013 and I expect even more to do so this season.”